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The branch of mathematics studying the enumeration, combination, and permutation of sets of elements and the mathematical relations which characterize these properties.

See also Antichain, Chain, Dilworth's Lemma, Diversity Condition, Erdös-Szekeres Theorem, Inclusion-Exclusion Principle, Kirkman's Schoolgirl Problem, Kirkman Triple System, Length (Partial Order), Partial Order, Pigeonhole Principle, Ramsey's Theorem, Schröder-Bernstein Theorem, Schur's Lemma, Sperner's Theorem, Total Order, van der Waerden's Theorem, Width (Partial Order)



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